After the Annual Catalog came out on June 1st, a Stampin” Up! product made world history. Now, I am not sure it was a big enough event to end up on CNN, although, if you pay attention to everything Stampin’ Up! you would have thought it should be. It caused quite a ruckus in the stamping world!
Normally, a punch sells around 7,000 units in it’s lifetime. The Daisy Punch sold over 10,000 units it’s first month! That is a lot of punches! The good news, is the Daisy Punch is back in stock with lots to go around so if you missed it in the beginning, order it now. Don’t forget to order the matching stamp set called Daisy Delight. If you order both in a Bundle, you will save 10%.
I made this card using the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch. The background is an Embossing Folder called Polka Dots Basics. The colors are Pool Party, So Saffron and Bermuda Bay. It is one of my many favorite colors combinations.
If you know me at all, you know I love Big Bold Sentiments! The 2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog has a bunch of stamp sets with Big Bold Sentiments in it. It made me so happy when I saw them. The thing that made me really smile was when I saw the Big Shot page in the catalog and it had this Big Bold Happy Birthday Thinlits Die. It was the first thing on my list. It must have made a lot of my customers happy too because almost all of them purchased this die.
What better way is there to show off a Big Bold Die then with a ton of color? I took all my punches out and just started punching circles out of all different bright bold colors. I used every punch between the sizes of 1/2″ to 2″ and just scattered the pieces around. I used a piece of black and white Designer Series Paper from Pick A Pattern for the background to go with the Basic Black cardstock. This was a really easy card to make that gives a pop of color.
I know everyone loves Fridays because it is usually the last day of the week to work. I know a lot of people work weekends too but Fridays have always been looked at that way. I love Friday because it is the day Jackie, Buffy and I have our Stamp Off Challenge. This week’s challenge is a color one.
I decided to use Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. I love Lemon Lime Twist but since I use it so much I decided to give some love to the other colors that I don’t use very often. It is not that I don’t like them because I do. I just forget about them.
For my card I used the stamp set called Oh So Eclectic. I won this stamp set at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage last April. This stamp set has matching Thinlits called Eclectic Layers and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. The sentiment I used is from Thankful Thoughts and the splatters are from Timeless Textures.
The layout of this card may look familiar to some of you. Whenever I get stuck making a card I usually try to find a sketch challenge. I got this sketch challenge from Create With Connie and Mary. Jackie participates in this challenge quite often which is where I first heard of them.
Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using three of the new In Colors.
I totally forgot to show you the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting a couple of weeks ago. We used the new stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog called Lemon Zest. This stamp set has a matching punch called Lemon Builder and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. The stamp set also has an orange or grapefruit with it along with some leaves and lots of cute sentiments such as “If life gives you lemons, chuck them right back”. The oranges fit the 1 3/4″ punch so you don’t need to cute them out by hand. We used the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This folder is thicker than normal and leaves a deeper impression. It is awesome!
Last week I went to Alabama to visit my youngest son, Zachary, his fiancé, Mary and his sweet little baby girl named Emory Jade. Emory is adorable although I am not sure I should call her sweet. She is kind of a terror but we all love her just the same. She is five months old and just starting to giggle and when she does, it melts my heart.
While down there we went to a Peach Park. Well, that was the name of it, although it wasn’t much of a park anymore. I think it is one of those places that used to be fun but is now run down. The huge peach is still. there so we all had our pictures taken in front of it. It is really a giant peach so we didn’t quite notice what it looked like until we got home. Oh my. No comments please. We all know already! Just keep your eyes on Emory! If you are from Northern New York, look at the price of gas in Alabama!
I am sure you can all tell that I love Fun Fold cards. I love any cards but Fun Folds are definitely my favorite. I think I like them because they are unexpected. It is always wonderful to get a card in the mail but there is something special about a card that is different then a normal card. It is, well, fun!
This is a tri-fold card. It is pretty simple to make. All you do is cut a piece of cardstock the long way so it is 4.25″ x 11″. Then you score it at 2.25″ on one end and 3.25″ on the other end. The makes the ends of both sides meet in the middle. To make it overlap I just added a 4.25″ x 1.50″ piece of Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper and cut it using the scalloped die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. Then I just added a little strip of Whisper White on the end so the scalloped edge stood out. Lastly, I cute three 4.25″ x .25″ pieces of Designer Series Paper to add to the top.
The stamp set I used is called Colorful Seasons and if you buy the Seasonal Layers Thinlits in a Bundle together you can save 10%. By the way, those with eagle eyes will see a sneak peek of something from the Holiday Catalog. It is a new leaf punch that I was so excited to see. We have needed one for a while! It is part of an awesome Fall Bundle that is going to be a must have on everyone’s list.
Here is another oldie but goodie stamp set I haven’t used in a while. When the new catalog comes out I tend to forget about the stamps sets that were carried over and play with the new toys more often. I’ve been trying to use some of the older sets mixed in with the new ones more often.
I used the stamp set called Blooms and Wishes to make the background of this card. The colors are Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Wild Wasabi. I love these colors because they remind me of summer, my favorite time of year. I can’t believe it is August already! I don’t know where the time goes but I wish it would slow down. August is my favorite month because it is my birthday month but it also was a sad month because it means back to school soon. Of course, when my kids were little, I loved it when they went back to school but when I was younger, not so much. By the way, since it is my birthday month, I expect homemade cards from each and every one of you! No slacking this year!
The “Yay!” is from the stamp set called Super Duper. This set has super duper sized stamps which are always a favorite.
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